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A COLLECTIVE BARGAIN: Jane McAlevey talks with UTLA Pres. Alex Caputo Pearl

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St. Paul's Commons Retreat & Conference Center

840 Echo Park Avenue

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Join this up-close book talk and signing, with author Jane McAlevey, in conversation with UTLA President Alex Caputo-Pearl, on the recent release of McAlevey's new book, A Collective Bargain: Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy.

The book features a detailed chapter on the importance of the LA teachers' strike of 2019, and the conversation comes exactly one year after teachers returned to classrooms following 6-days of rain-soaked picket lines and citywide marches.


ABOUT THE NEW BOOK

From longtime labor organizer Jane McAlevey, a vital call-to-arms in favor of unions, a key force capable of defending our democracy

For decades, racism, corporate greed, and a skewed political system have been eating away at the social and political fabric of the United States. Yet as McAlevey reminds us, there is one weapon whose effectiveness has been proven repeatedly throughout U.S. history: unions.

In A Collective Bargain, longtime labor organizer, environmental activist, and political campaigner Jane McAlevey makes the case that unions are a key institution capable of taking effective action against today’s super-rich corporate class. Since the 1930s, when unions flourished under New Deal protections, corporations have waged a stealthy and ruthless war against the labor movement. And they’ve been winning.

Until today. Because, as McAlevey shows, unions are making a comeback. Want to reverse the nation’s mounting wealth gap? Put an end to sexual harassment in the workplace? End racial disparities on the job? Negotiate climate justice? Bring back unions.

As McAlevey travels from Pennsylvania hospitals, where nurses are building a new kind of patient-centered unionism, to Silicon Valley, where tech workers have turned to old-fashioned collective action, to the battle being waged by America’s teachers, readers have a ringside seat at the struggles that will shape our country―and our future.


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What are my parking options for the event? Free on-site parking is available.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions? For more information, contact Edgar Ortiz at eortiz@laane.org or (213) 977-9400 x120.


Praise for A Collective Bargain

“Incisive, brilliant, combined with trenchant strategic analysis. If we had more organizers like Jane McAlevey, we’d be winning.” - Van Jones, CNN host and author of Beyond the Messy Truth

“McAlevey...explains how following the strategies and tactics of savvy union organizers could help save America from an ever more ruthless right...This empowering book could not be more timely.” - Nancy MacLean, author of Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America

“In this critical moment when labor is resurgent, McAlevey’s small “d” democratic spirit, and her humane, and deeply informed reporting and analysis is needed more than ever.” - Katrina vanden Heuval, Editorial Director & Publisher, The Nation

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